Forget gold and Bitcoin. I’d listen to Warren Buffett and buy cheap UK shares to get rich

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens | Saturday, 8th August, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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I’d listen to Warren Buffett and buy cheap UK shares to get rich The appeal of UK shares may have deteriorated in recent months in the eyes of many investors. Instead, some now prefer assets such as gold and Bitcoin that have surged higher.However, the long-term track record of Warren Buffett suggests that buying high-quality businesses when they trade at low prices is a sound means of building a large portfolio in the long run.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With many shares still trading at low prices following the recent market crash, now may be the right time to buy undervalued stocks, rather than gold or Bitcoin.Buying opportunities among UK sharesDespite the rebound experienced by the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 since March, many UK shares trade at prices that are significantly lower than their historic averages. This could create a buying opportunity for long-term investors, since in many cases those businesses have solid balance sheets and long-term recovery potential. This means that they are likely to have sufficient liquidity to survive what could be a challenging period for the economy, and to deliver improving financial performance in the coming years.Investors such as Warren Buffett have enjoyed considerable success in buying undervalued shares when other investors are flocking to other assets. By focusing on high-quality companies that are likely to flourish in the next economic boom, and buying them at prices that do not fully factor-in their growth potential, it is possible to obtain market-beating returns over a prolonged time period.Relative appealOf course, it can take a considerable amount of time for UK shares to experience a sustained recovery from a market crash. Some previous bear markets have taken many years to return to previous all-time highs. Therefore, some investors may feel that buying Bitcoin and gold in the meantime, and potentially benefiting from a continuation of recent upward trends, is a sound move.The problem with that strategy is that a stock market recovery is not obvious until after it has occurred. Therefore, investors may end up purchasing stocks when they are trading at less attractive prices after a recovery has begun. Timing the market is notoriously difficult, which means that a better option could be to identify high-quality businesses with sound fundamentals now, and buy them for the long term. In doing so, you are likely to benefit greatly from the next bull market.Furthermore, UK shares may offer a more favourable risk/reward opportunity than gold or Bitcoin. Gold’s price has reached a new record high, while Bitcoin’s lack of fundamentals means that it is impossible to accurately value the virtual currency. As such, following Warren Buffett’s time-tested and successful strategy through purchasing undervalued businesses and holding them for the long run could be a superior means of increasing the value of your portfolio in the coming years.last_img read more

Two-decade wait finally over for Korean women’s ministry centre

first_img Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Anglican Communion, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Asia, Women’s Ministry Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By Gavin DrakePosted Sep 6, 2016 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Anglican Communion News Service] After 20 years of prayers, hopes and fundraising, a new women’s mission center opened in Seoul, Korea, in early September. The idea for the center was first mooted in a resolution from the Anglican Church of Korea’s Women’s Forum in 1993. The project itself was launched in 1995 but it has taken until now for the center, in the Shinyoungdong district of Seoul, to be ready. It was blessed at a special celebration event on Sunday, Sept. 4.Full article. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Two-decade wait finally over for Korean women’s ministry centre Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Open letter to IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn about loan to Sri Lanka

first_img News Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Organisation Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Dear Managing Director Strauss-Kahn, News May 5, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn about loan to Sri Lanka Reporters Without Borders would like to draw your attention to the lamentable state of press freedom in Sri Lanka at a time when the International Monetary Fund is considering a major loan for President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government. In return for granting this loan, we urge you to obtain specific undertakings from the government to respect press freedom and the rule of law.Sri Lankan officials insist that there are no delays in the loan application process and that the money will be used for development. At the same time, a government minister has said the armed forces will be used for these reconstruction programmes. We think the IMF should ask itself whether it is appropriate to accord Sri Lanka such a large loan as long as this government does not give firm undertakings to respect freedom of information.You must be aware that the Sri Lankan government’s crushing victory over the LTTE Tamil armed separatists, at a cost of thousands of civilian casualties, has been accompanied by a ruthless campaign against the press and critical voices. Of all the countries with a democratically elected government, Sri Lanka is the one that shows least respect for media freedom, as its ranking in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index shows.As you know, Sri Lanka is spending as much as 1.6 billion dollars on defence in its 2009 budget, a 6.5 percent increase on the 2007 allocation, while neglecting social needs. Some army units are implicated in war crimes. Others are suspected of responsibility for many cases of violence against journalists and human rights activists.The war that has left thousands dead in the north of the country has been waged in the absence of any independent witnesses. Sri Lankan and foreign journalists have been kept away from the battlefield, for their safety according to the army, but above all so as not to “hamper” the military offensive. The authorities also restrict press access to the Jaffna peninsula and detention camps holding Tamils who have fled the north.The IMF has a duty to ensure that money lent to Sri Lanka is not used by the government or military to continue the crackdown on dissent.While Sri Lanka still has quality news media, their freedom to cover such important subjects as corruption within the military, civilian and military casualties in the north or reconstruction in the east is now greatly restricted. Many journalists, including defence specialists, have fled the country and some media that are government critics have decided to stop publishing.The World Bank has on several occasions stressed the key importance of press freedom for lasting social and economic development. Former World Bank president James D. Wolfensohn said: “Studies show that the higher the level of press freedom in a country the greater the control over corruption.”How can the IMF trust the current government when certain Tamil ministers who will have an important role to play in reconstruction are known to have been involved in human rights violations? The EPDP, a political party and paramilitary group led by social services minister Douglas Devananda, has for example been involved in many murders, including of journalists.How can you be sure that this aid will not be embezzled when Sri Lankan journalists with a track record of investigative reporting have been murdered, threatened or forced to flee the country? You could, for example, insist that the government obtain concrete results in the investigation into the January 2009 murder of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunga, who was known for investigating corruption.How can you be sure that this loan will be used to help the war’s civilian victims if the media and even the humanitarian organisations have great difficulty in working freely in the refugee camps and Tamil areas? You could condition the loan on the ability of journalists to move about freely in Tamil areas.How can you count on the Sri Lankan government to guarantee good governance and the rule of law when government critics, including journalists, are gagged? You should ask President Rajapaksa’s government to obtain concrete results in the investigations into the many murders of journalists and physical attacks on news media that have taken place in recent months. If the perpetrators and instigators are not arrested, the climate of fear and self-censorship will continue to reign in the country’s media.The international community, including the IMF, is already pondering post-war scenarios but how are the north and east of the island to be rebuilt and how is hope to be restored to the Tamils if the government does not undertake to respect their most basic rights, including the right to free expression? There will be no process of reconciliation and reconstruction without press freedom. If the Tamils are deprived of the media that represent them freely, even if these media are sometimes guilty of excesses, future generations will take up arms again. It is vital that, as a conciliatory gesture, the Tamil journalists currently held, including J. S. Tissainayagam, are released. At the same time, as long as the Sinhalese and English-language media are forced to censor themselves and are prevented from proposing ways for achieving a lasting peace, the hatred between the communities will continue to deepen.Sri Lanka faces an enormous task. The regions with a Tamil majority have been ravaged by war and the civilian population is suffering. But there is no realistic hope of rebuilding the country unless the democratic system is consolidated.These questions continue to be unanswered. Granting a loan to Sri Lanka as things stand, without any guarantees, would probably just reinforce a government which, while democratically elected, is guilty of many human rights violations.We are aware that it is the IMF’s job to help Sri Lanka to recover from long decades of war, but we hope that your beliefs and convictions will lead you to make this aid conditional on the reinforcement of freedoms. We formally urge you to attach more conditions to this loan.Sincerely, News News Follow the news on Sri Lankacenter_img RSF_en Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Paris, 5 May 2009 Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Mr. Dominique Strauss-KahnManaging DirectorInternational Monetary FundWashington DCUnited States Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General January 13, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Asia Times reporter found dead in car 48 hours after going missing

first_img Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire May 31, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Asia Times reporter found dead in car 48 hours after going missing PakistanAsia – Pacific News RSF_en Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific April 21, 2021 Find out more News News Organisation to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Pakistan Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that the body of Syed Saleem Shahzad, an Islamabad-based investigative journalist who had been missing for the past two days, was found today in his abandoned car 100 km north of Islamabad. The International Federation of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders had just sent a joint letter to President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani calling for immediate action to locate Shahzad, who wrote about Islamic militants and Al-Qaeda for the online newspaper Asia Today.“We are stunned by this news and we would like to express our full support for his family and colleagues,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “Shahzad was an experienced journalist who covered very sensitive subjects and it is highly likely that his reporting upset people within the government or armed forces.“We urge the Pakistani president and prime minister to firmly condemn this murder and to do everything possible to ensure that those responsible are identified and brought to justice without delay.”Colleagues told Reporters Without Borders that Shahzad was last seen at around 6 p.m. on 29 May when he left his F-8 Sector residence in Islamabad to go the Dunya TV studios for the recording of a current affairs programme. People who tried to call him found that his mobile phone had been switched off. His brother-in-law went to the Markaz district police station to report him missing at 2 a.m. on 30 May.Police today discovered his car parked next to a canal in Jhelum Sarai Alamgir, more than 100 km north of Islamabad. His body was found inside together his Asia Times press card and the press card of a journalist called Hamza Mudassar Ameer of the Al Quds media centre.Shahzad’s latest article for Asia Times was about a Taliban-led attack on Mehran naval base in Karachi on 22 May in which 11 soldiers and four attackers were killed. He said in his report that Al-Qaeda had established a “good network” within the Pakistani navy and that “there were negotiations between an Al-Qaeda operative in North Waziristan and naval officers.”Experienced journalists in Islamabad said they suspected that Shahzad was kidnapped and executed by the military intelligence agency known as the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Human Rights Watch also said it had learned from “credible sources” that Shahzad had been in ISI custody.Sources close to Shahzad said he had reported getting several warnings from the security agencies in the past in connection with his reporting. This would tend to support the theory that he was kidnapped and killed in connection with his coverage of the attack on the naval base.Shahzad’s murder brings to 16 the number of journalist killed since the start of 2010 in Pakistan, which is ranked 151st out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.When Prime Minister Gilani passed through Paris on 5 May, Reporters Without Borders handed him a report on press freedom violations in Pakistan and told him that the safety of journalists should be a priority for his government.———Mr Asif Ali ZardariPresidentIslamic Republic of PakistanMr Syed Yousuf Raza GilaniPrime MinisterIslamic Republic of Pakistan31 May 2011Dear Mr President and Mr Prime Minister, As leading international organisations representing journalists and press freedom defenders from around the world, we are writing to you with utmost urgency to impress upon you our alarm at the possible enforced disappearance of investigative journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad in Islamabad on May 29. We are extremely worried for the safety of Mr Shahzad. We appeal to you both to exert your authority as President and as Prime Minister to direct Pakistan’s security services and police to conduct an immediate and transparent investigation to ascertain Mr Shahzad’s whereabouts and to bring those responsible for his disappearance to account.Mr Shahzad is the Pakistan bureau chief for Asia Times Online, and is reported to have disappeared in the early evening of May 29, as he was leaving his F-8 Sector residence to participate in a talk show at Dunya TV. It is believed that he was abducted by intelligence agents from the F-6/2 area of Islamabad around 5.45 p.m, which is 4km away from his house. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), family members claimed that an unknown person contacted them by phone and said that Mr Shahzad would be released soon. We have strong reason to suspect that Mr Shahzad may have been arbitrarily arrested and disappeared by state agents in connection to his recent articles on the links between Al-Qaeda and Pakistan Navy officials. Mr Shahzad published the first of a two-part investigative series into alleged links between Al-Qaeda and Pakistani naval officials on Asia Times Online on May 27. News We note that Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports being informed by credible sources that Mr Shahzad is being held by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).Mr Shahzad was reportedly summoned to ISI headquarters on 17 October 2010 to discuss the sources and the content of an article published in Asia Times Online the day before that alleged Pakistan had quietly released Afghan Taliban commander Mullah Baradar, Mullah Omar’s deputy, to take part in talks through the Pakistan army. Mr Shahzad has previously raised concerns in an email to the HRW that he might be disappeared by the ISI. We urgently call on you to ensure the Government of Pakistan does its utmost to bring an end to a very worrying and critical trend of arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances that could turn into a broader crisis, especially if ISI is involved.We therefore urge the Government of Pakistan to deploy all necessary resources to find Mr Shahzad quickly, and to bring promptly to justice all individuals involved in his disappearance. .By acting quickly and firmly, you have an opportunity now to reverse Pakistan’s appalling track record in investigating abuses against journalists, including murder, abduction and assault. But action must be taken before the trail goes cold. The investigation should be transparent and the public should be kept informed, including in regard to any link between Mr Shahzad’s disappearance and the content of his May 27 article.We have seen too many cases in the past several years when action was not taken quickly while evidence remained intact, as in the murder of Musa Khan Kel in Swat in February 2009. Only with an immediate, transparent and well-resourced investigation into Mr Shahzad’s disappearance can we regard the State of Pakistan as committed to the rule of law and to ending once and for all the culture of impunity that has prevailed for too long when it comes to the use of violence against journalists working in the best interests of Pakistan’s people.Yours Respectfully,Jacqueline Park International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Benjamin Ismail Reporters Without Borders January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Media obstructed during Chad’s presidential election

first_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF_en to go further News Help by sharing this information Newspaper in Tchad Avril 12, 2016. ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP April 13, 2016 Media obstructed during Chad’s presidential election Organisation Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid The election, in which President Idriss Déby Itno was seeking a fifth consecutive term, was conducted under heavy police and military surveillance. Mobile and fixed-line Internet was disconnected on the morning of 10 April and still had not been fully restored yesterday. Access to social networks and use of SMS messaging were also still impossible yesterday. These measures limited the public’s access to information at a crucial moment in the nation’s life. RSF also deplores the fact that a reporter, cameraman and editor with the French TV station TV5 Monde were prevented from working for 24 hours and from covering the vote count. Their problems began when they filmed a violent dispute in an Ndjamena suburb on 10 April between police officers and voters angry about not being able to vote. The police seized the TV5 Monde’s crew’s camera and when the journalists finally recovered it at police headquarters, they found that the footage of the dispute had been carefully deleted. The communication ministry then announced that press accreditations issued to foreign journalists were no longer valid. Although they had been given accreditation to cover the elections until 20 April, the three TV5 Monde journalists had to wait 24 hours before resuming their work. “The High Council for Communication spoke of a ‘dysfunction’ and gave us an apology,” TV5 Monde reporter Guillaume Valladier said. “They then even suggested that we cover certain events. We got the impression that contradictory orders had been given.” “The authorities failed in their duty to ensure that the necessary conditions were in place for Chadian citizens to receive pluralistic media coverage of the first round of the election,” said Constance Desloire of RSF’s Africa desk. “Chadian journalists with independent media outlets also had problems covering early voting by soldiers and nomads before election day.” The authorities have been harassing Chadian journalists and media outlets for the past year and forcibly expelled a French journalist last June. And this was not the first time the authorities resorted to Internet blocking when unfavourable reports were circulating. They tried to block Facebook in February when reports about the gang-rape of a teenage girl sparked street demonstrations. Chad is ranked 135th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns several measures taken by the authorities during the first round of Chad’s presidential election on 10 April, including disconnecting the Internet, blocking SMS messaging and temporarily withdrawing the accreditation of three French journalists. center_img AfricaChad Online freedomsMedia independence Freedom of expressionInternet Follow the news on Chad News November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports December 1, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts AfricaChad Online freedomsMedia independence Freedom of expressionInternet News October 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Police looking for man involved in pawn shop theft

first_img WhatsApp Facebook OPD logo wide.jpg The Odessa Police Department is searching for a man who reportedly stole an electric guitar from a pawn shop. The reported theft happened Nov. 15 at the EZ Pawn located at 917 N. Grandview Avenue, an OPD press release detailed. The man reportedly stole an electric guitar and fled the scene in a gray truck. OPD has released a photo of the man that can be seen at tinyurl.com/2qqo5vmu. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Detective Y. Medrano at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 20-0020204. Twitter Pinterest Facebook Previous articleRussian statistics soar for virus-linked deaths in 2020Next articlePhibro Animal Health Corporation to Participate in the Barclays Virtual Global Healthcare Conference Odessa American Police looking for man involved in pawn shop theftcenter_img TAGS  Local News Pinterest By Odessa American – February 8, 2021 Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Despite Economic Headwinds, Housing Market is a Bright Spot for Economy

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles October 16, 2015 1,330 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The housing market is somewhat of a bright spot for the economy despite the U.S.’s continuous struggle with weaker exports and slowing global growth, the Fannie Mae Economic & Strategic Research Group reported Friday.The macroeconomic picture in the U.S. continues to battle economic headwinds—namely a September jobs report that came in below expectations and an appreciating dollar which will pressure the already growing U.S. trade deficit, Fannie Mae said. Yet, housing remains in a fairly positive zone, considering all of the factors weighing it down.The GSE research group noted that single-family and multifamily starts—as well as existing home sales—may have dropped in August, but new home sales reached a high during the same month and builder confidence rose in September.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index saw confidence in the new single-family home construction index rise one point to a level of 62 on a scale of 100, the highest reading since October of 2005, NAHB said in September. The same month, the association estimated that 1.1 million total housing starts will be recorded in the U.S. this year.Fannie Mae’s economic update noted that expectations for future activity in housing remain unchanged, with home sales expected to rise nearly 8 percent in 2015 and another 4 percent in 2016.In addition, projected mortgage originations for 2015 were raised higher in this month’s forecast.“Despite recent headwinds, which likely will slow economic growth compared to the first half of 2015, we see positive trends for consumer spending and housing heading into the fourth quarter.”“Despite recent headwinds, which likely will slow economic growth compared to the first half of 2015, we see positive trends for consumer spending and housing heading into the fourth quarter,” said Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan. “Strong home price gains should help drive an increase in household net worth again in the third quarter, and, combined with low gasoline prices and mortgage rates, should support strong consumer spending throughout the rest of the year.”The mortgage market itself continues to battle regulatory changes—including the implementation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule—which caused wide swings in mortgage application activity in the week before and after its launch.As MReport reported earlier this week, mortgage applications fell 27.6 percent from the previous period, according to Mortgage Bankers Association data.The sudden drop is attributed to the roll-out of TRID on Oct. 3. Fannie Mae Housing Market U.S. Economy 2015-10-16 Brian Honea Tagged with: Fannie Mae Housing Market U.S. Economy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Kerri Panchuk is an attorney and financial writer with more than a decade of experience covering real estate, default servicing, residential mortgage-backed securities, retail, macroeconomics, and commercial real estate. Panchuk graduated from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and texas Tech University, Panchuk previously served DSNews.com as online managing editor/producer and webcast anchor. In April, she rejoined the Fiver Star Institute as executive director of member groups, overseeing the development and growth of the National Appraisal Congress and Title and Closing Coalition. Panchuk is a member of the State Bar of Texas.  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Despite Economic Headwinds, Housing Market is a Bright Spot for Economy Home / Daily Dose / Despite Economic Headwinds, Housing Market is a Bright Spot for Economy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Kerri Panchuk Share Save Previous: Chris Christie Wants Parties to Find Common Ground on Housing Policy Next: DS News Webcast: Monday 10/19/2015 Subscribelast_img read more

Steer Clear Of Unfairness At The Behest Of Political Executive: Calcutta High Court Warns District Magistrate

first_imgNews UpdatesSteer Clear Of Unfairness At The Behest Of Political Executive: Calcutta High Court Warns District Magistrate LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 Dec 2020 5:19 AMShare This – x”Every step of the way in official duty of District magistrate is to the citizen”The Calcutta High Court on Monday ordered the District Magistrate of Cooch Behar District in West Bengal, to act as an impartial authority and to steer away from any sort of arbitrariness that might stem from his own political motivations. This order was passed in a writ petition filed by one Biswanath Chowdhary, who had alleged that the rules laid down by the Bar Council of India…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Calcutta High Court on Monday ordered the District Magistrate of Cooch Behar District in West Bengal, to act as an impartial authority and to steer away from any sort of arbitrariness that might stem from his own political motivations. This order was passed in a writ petition filed by one Biswanath Chowdhary, who had alleged that the rules laid down by the Bar Council of India had been broken inasmuch as a law college, affiliated with the Cooch Behar University, had been established in the same premises as another educational institute. Background Allegedly, the building of Uttarayan Law College was also being used for conducting classes for the B. Ed. course. It was submitted that a law college cannot be run from the same premises, as per the Bar Council guidelines. When such allegations were made, a Division Bench comprising of Justices Sanjib Banerjee and Hiranmay Bhattacharyya had promptly ordered the District Magistrate of Cooch Behar, namely Pawan Kadyan, to visit the said premises and conduct a thorough investigation of how the law college had been functioning. On the next date, when the District Magistrate failed to file a report and it was revealed that he did not conduct any investigation, the Court initiated suo moto contempt proceedings the officer for failing to follow the instructions given to him by the Court. During the hearing on Monday, the District Magistrate acknowledged that he had made a mistake. He further gave the Court a second report, along with copies of photographs that had been taken on his visit to Matikata and Jatrapur. He expressed his regret and gave the Court unqualified apologies for not following the Court’s original orders. After being presented with a second report and an apology, the Court decided to drop the charges of contempt against the District Magistrate. “In the light of the subsequent report prepared by the District Magistrate and the repentance shown for the earlier mistake, the District Magistrate is discharged. The contempt proceedings are dropped,” it observed. The Court went on to say that the duty of the District Magistrate is to the citizens and that he should operate without any arbitrariness or bias. “Since Mr. Kadyan has a long career, the court wishes him well but reminds him that his obligation every step of the way in his official capacity is to the citizen and to steer clear of the road of unfairness, unreasonableness and arbitrariness, particularly, at the behest of the political executive,” the Court said. Since the report and the photographs have been submitted to the Court, the hearing for the matter has been scheduled to 21st December, 2020. Case Title: Biswanath Chowdhury v. Chairman, National Council for Teachers Education & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Further concern raised over future of St Conal’s Day Centre

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford The HSE has confirmed that no such decision on withdrawing the services as St Conal’s Hospital Day Centre have been made and says there are no discussions of this nature within the Donegal Mental Health Service.In a statement, they says they have and will continue to provide the highest standard of care within the available resources and COVID guidelines. All day centre staff throughout the county have continued to attend work throughout the pandemic and endeavored to engage with service users at every opportunity.They added, options of gathering in groups or meeting indoors has been very limited for some considerable time but hopefully with the increasing availability of the vaccines and the decreasing numbers care options will be able to be revised as the summer progresses. Facebook By News Highland – May 6, 2021 Twitter Previous articleNot an easy decision for Joe Boyle to step away from Donegal HurlingNext articleChief Medical Officer’s comments impacting Donegal businesses significantly News Highland Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Further concern has been raised over the future of St Conal’s Hospital Day Centre in Letterkenny.It’s emerged that a man who was attending the centre for over 20 years has recently received correspondence stating that he was no longer under the care of the mental health team and the vital support he was receiving was being withdrawn.The day centre has been closed since last year due to the Covid pandemic but Vice Chair of the Regional Health Forum West, Councillor Gerry McMonagle says no plan has yet to be set out for its reopening:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/mcmonagle1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further concern raised over future of St Conal’s Day Centre News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApplast_img read more

LUH operating within capacity but warning against complacency

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Facebook LUH operating within capacity but warning against complacency Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleMembers to vote at Special Congress todayNext articleModel of care for older people not fit for purpose – Harris News Highland The General Manager of Letterkenny University Hospital has confirmed that the hospital is operating well within its capacity for both ICU and Covid-19 in-patients.The number of cases presenting to the hospital is increasing steadily but at a manageable level so far.There are currently 320 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Donegal.Manager Sean Murphy says every 24 hours allows staff to be better prepared but is warning that now is not the time for complacency.Mr. Murphy has been giving an update on today’s Nine Till Noon show, and also acknowledged the kindness and generosity of the local community.Listen back to the interview in full here:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/seandfddgfdmurphyfull.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 17, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitterlast_img read more